15 days in Azores Itinerary

15 days in Azores Itinerary

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Fly to Lajes Airport, Drive to Praia da Vitoria
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Praia da Vitoria, Terceira
— 3 nights
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Madalena, Pico
— 3 nights
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Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel
— 8 nights
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Praia da Vitoria, Terceira

— 3 nights
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Praia da Vitoria: Angra do Heroismo (Loja do Parque de Angra do Heroismo, Miradouro da Serra de Santa Barbara, &more) and Centro de Interpretacao da Serra de Santa Barbara (in Santa Barbara).

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Praia da Vitoria trip itinerary planning website.

London, UK to Praia da Vitoria is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and car. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from London to Praia da Vitoria due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in June, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Praia da Vitoria, with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Madalena.

Things to do in Praia da Vitoria

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Madalena, Pico

— 3 nights
Madalena is a municipality along the western coast of the island of Pico, in the Portuguese Azores. On the 17th (Thu), do a tasting at Adega A Buraca, explore the fascinating underground world of Gruta das Torres, and then savor the flavors at Tripix Azores. On the 18th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the landmark architecture of Igreja de Nossa Senhora das Angustias, then examine the collection at Museu Scrimshaw, then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Igreja Matriz do Santissimo Salvador.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Madalena trip planner.

You can drive from Praia da Vitoria to Madalena in 5.5 hours. In June in Madalena, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Ponta Delgada.

Things to do in Madalena

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Wineries

Side Trips

Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel

— 8 nights
As the busy capital of São Miguel, Ponta Delgada represents the most visited place on the island. Known for its historical buildings, the city offers 17th- and 18th-century convents and churches, as well as cobbled pedestrian streets and hidden squares.
Venture out of the city with trips to Mosteiros Beach (in Mosteiros), Sao Nicolau Church (in Sete Cidades) and Furnas (Church of Nossa Senhora da Alegria, Poca Da Dona Beija, &more). Spend the 22nd (Tue) observing fascinating marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Caldeira das Sete Cidades, explore the activities along Furnas, see Off-Road Tours, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Matriz de Sao Sebastiao.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Ponta Delgada road trip planning app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Madalena to Ponta Delgada. In June in Ponta Delgada, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Nature

Side Trips

Azores travel guide

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Geologic Formations · Bodies of Water · Lookouts
Mountain Island
Composed of nine volcanic islands scattered in the Atlantic some 1,300 km (850 mi) west of continental Portugal, the Azores represent one of Europe's remotest vacation destinations. Settled sporadically over a span of several centuries, the islands in this archipelago retain much of their isolated feel, each one boasting its own distinct culture, dialect, and cuisine. Long overlooked by even the most adventurous travelers, the islands now surprise a growing number of visitors with their lavish natural beauty, good roads, and hospitable towns providing comfortable accommodations and modern amenities. Place the island of Pico at the top of your itinerary to discover Portugal's highest mountain, a picture-perfect volcanic cone rising above a landscape of World Heritage-listed vineyards.